With only 54,000 people living here, the population is much more scarse than other cities in Europe, however this city built at the foot of the Taygetos mountain is a great option for many who are looking to see the other side of Greece. Of course, there are plenty more other places you might want to see on your trip, if you get the chance, you might want to have a read of my list of things to do in Zante if you’re heading over there. There are so many things to see and do while in Kalamata, including the international dance festival (if you get your timing right), the church of Ypapantis, the archaeological museum of Messenia, Paralia Kalamatas, the castle and Aristomenous. These are just a few to get you started, but there is so much to do, from cultural tours to family friendly activities and even olive oil tasting sessions for the culinary artists of the group. Horse riding is a traditional aspect around here and something tourists can very easily book for the day. This is also something you should try to do before you die on my list. But for the adrenaline seekers, you may prefer to spend some of your day rock climbing, I’ll have to give it a miss with my fear of heights.